August 8, 2016 - Keil Muller named on Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hotlist

Keil Mueller is named on the Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List, a new accolade meant to honor the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.  Through a process of peer review and case examination, this list has been compiled over a process of many months to assemble this collection of young, up-and-coming attorneys.



August 16, 2016 - "Attorney Steve Larson selected for trial advocates group," Daily Journal of Commerce

Steve Larson, an attorney with Stoll Berne, has been selected to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Read more...

Summer 2016 - "Statements of Opinion as Actionable Securities Law Violations after Omnicare," OSB Litigation Journal

Debates about whether statements of opinion can be a basis for a misrepresentation span centuries. Read the article "Statements of Opinion as Actionable Securities Law Violations after Omnicare" written by Jennifer Wagner for the Summer 2016 issue of OSB Litigation Journal.

July 11, 2016 - Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

STOLL BERNE is proud to announce that THIRTEEN of our attorneys have been named on the 2015 Oregon Super Lawyer list and THREE named on the 2016 Oregon Rising Stars list.

Congratulations to our 11 Oregon Super Lawyers: Steve Berman, Gary Berne, Tim DeJong, Keith Dubanevich, Jacob Gill, Keith Ketterling, Steve Larson, David Lokting, Joshua Ross, Rob Shlachter, and Jennifer Wagner.

And congratulations to our Oregon Rising StarsBenjamin Leedy and  Keil Mueller

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June 15, 2016 - "'Catalytic' development on $11M parcel could add 300 apartments, new hotel to Old Town Chinatown," Portland Business Journal

Stoll Berne attorneys, David Lokting and Benjamin Leedy, represented Guardian with the formation, organization, and capital raise of the joint venture owner entity for Block 33 in Old Town Chinatown Development. Lokting and Leedy served as lead counsel for the joint venture with respect to the financing and acquisition of the property. Read more...


March - April "OTLA Members Giving Back," Sidebar

Outside of her practice, Nadine Gartner is also passionate about a non-profit she founded, Boost Oregon. Boost Oregon educates parents and the public about the safety and benefits of childhood vaccinations.

Rob Shlachter volunteers hundreds of hours coaching more than 200 students in mock trial teams.


May 2016 - "New MBA Board Directors," Multnomah Lawyer

Steve Larson will begin a three year term on the MBA Board of Directors June 1st. Read more...

April 5, 2016 - "Aequitas investors file suit against Tonkon Torp," Oregon Live by Jeff Manning

Investors burned in the flameout of Aequitas Capital Management have filed suit against Portland law firm Tonkon Torp and accounting giant Deloitte & Touche, claiming the firms enabled the massive Ponzi scheme allegedly masterminded by the Lake Oswego financial company.

"Investors trusted Aequitas and their trust was abused," said Keith Ketterling, of the Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter firm in Portland. "The law makes the lawyers and accountants responsible to the same extent as Aequitas, because these professionals are the gatekeepers, and their services lend credibility to the investments."


March 11, 2016 - "How Portland professionals can do more for kids in need," Portland Business Journal

Local attorneys Jim Finn and Gary Berne make the case in this co-authored guest column to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Community involvement is an important part of the lives of many business and professional people, both during their careers and in retirement. Many of us serve on boards, volunteer in our children’s schools, coach youth sports, and donate money. We ask that you consider another rewarding avenue where there is a compelling need: serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children who have been traumatized, first by abuse or neglect, then by placement in foster care.  



March 15, 2016 - "Recent Oregon decisions address the issue of sequencing discovery in trade secrets cases," The Litigation Journal

Robert Shlachter and Tim DeJong's article, "Recent Oregon decisions address the issue of sequencing discovery in trade secrets cases: Is the plaintiff entitled to discovery from defendant before plaintiff identities its own trade secrets with particularity?" is now available in The Spring 2016 Litigation Journal.